Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek starts at the town of Arughat passing through bamboo forests and Gurung villages in the narrow Budhi Gandaki gorge. After Lho village we enter the Nupri region inhabited by Tibetan immigrants where you will see colorful prayer flags, mani walls and monasteries along the way. After Samdo village we start the approach towards the Larkya La pass, crossing this high Himalayan pass is a challenging day although would be a good objective for a fit hill walker with no previous mountaineering experience. The close view from the Larkya La is superb as the valley is wrapped by the snowcapped Himalaya ranges of Boudha Himalaya, Himalchuli Himalaya, Ganesh Himalaya and Sringi Himalaya, Manaslu, Cheo Himal and Himlung Himal mountains. The valley is remote and isolated and civilization different from Tibet and Nepal. The individuals who live in this valley have their own particular way of life and family livelihood which will be dazzling for the voyager. There is a general tradition in this valley that all the boys in the family is wedded to a single young lady which you call a routine of polyandry which is opposite from rest of the world where single men have multiple wives. From the centuries the individuals from this region relied on upon agriculture, animal rearing and trading with Tibetan. During the beginning phase of the trek we investigate the Budhi Gandaki valley incorporated of a blend of thick woodlands, terraced fields and traditional villages resembling Buddhist community. As we travel further towards the main Manaslu Trekking trail for the Tsum valley we will be experiencing that we are entering truly into the secured and hidden valley as we visit obsolete Buddhist monasteries, locked and established on this valley.